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2/14/2020 6:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/14/2020 6:34 PM

The Muc-Off clothing line looks pretty sweet.

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2/14/2020 9:45 PM

rugbyred wrote:

Still mid summer for the C-Dale bike from what I’ve been told.

I'm questioning on that. I reached out and it seemed like a loose maybe. But we'll see I guess. Maybe announced but delivery in the fall?

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2/14/2020 11:02 PM

Broken_spoke.photo wrote:

Let’s bring up the ole Cannondale rumors... I snapped these pics back in November at MCBP’s closing weekend. Looks to be a new long travel 29er with possibly the new fox 38. Looking back in it, the rear shock looks to be different than the production FLOAT X2 with a larger IFP reservoir.
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It’s literally just the same design as the DH bike in an enduro version.

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2/15/2020 12:30 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/15/2020 12:32 AM

LTrumpore wrote:

Definitely something new, let's hope it hasn't been nixed along with their non-xc racing program. The Fox fork/shock look pretty standard though.

mwolpin wrote:

Yeah, the supposed 38s have all had Fox‘s RAD program badging.

air bleed ports, axel pinch bolts, and a more elliptical shaped arch are visually the most obvious changes. Can't share what I've been told about the internals, but the one I pushed up and down on last year had by far the lowest friction of any fork currently available, even when aired up for a rider 50 pounds heavier (and multitudes faster) than me.

With the first Crankworx just around the corner and WC/EWS just over a month away there's likely to be something more official coming from both Fox and RS pretty soon. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if there are a few new fork options on the market before summer.

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2/15/2020 3:10 AM

New colorway for Team Dorval. This colorway will probably also find it’s way into Commencals lineup for 2021

New colorway also for the Canyon DH team. I assume that Mark Wallace is already riding the new version of the Sender
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2/15/2020 3:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/15/2020 3:21 AM

Nice color the bike of Mark , here is another shot of the Sender
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2/15/2020 4:35 AM

Dorval apparently switched to FOX.

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2/15/2020 4:43 AM

Head to toe TLD for Troy Brosnan in 2020:

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2/15/2020 9:47 AM

LTrumpore wrote:

air bleed ports, axel pinch bolts, and a more elliptical shaped arch are visually the most obvious changes. Can't share what I've been told about the internals, but the one I pushed up and down on last year had by far the lowest friction of any fork currently available, even when aired up for a rider 50 pounds heavier (and multitudes faster) than me.

With the first Crankworx just around the corner and WC/EWS just over a month away there's likely to be something more official coming from both Fox and RS pretty soon. I wouldn't be surprised one bit if there are a few new fork options on the market before summer.

Sea Otter launch for the new Fox items from what I have been told.

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2/16/2020 4:09 AM

One of these is not like the others

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2/16/2020 7:00 AM

LTrumpore wrote:

One of these is not like the others

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fork or frame?

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2/16/2020 8:33 AM

LTrumpore wrote:

One of these is not like the others

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Rock Shox increasing its stanchion size? It would be nice and overdue.

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2/16/2020 1:32 PM

Back to the future with 20mm axles and the 1.5 steerer is now 1.8.

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2/16/2020 1:45 PM

Martin_Prophet wrote:

Nice color the bike of Mark , here is another shot of the Sender
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Did Blake just confirm (check the above video at 1:20) that the new Sender will be a mullet bike? Canyon would be the first brand - please correct me if I am wrong - which offers a mullet DH bike to their customers. It will be interesting to see what wheel sizes/wheel size mixes they are going to offer.
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2/16/2020 1:52 PM

Martin_Prophet wrote:

Nice color the bike of Mark , here is another shot of the Sender
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C-LION wrote:



Did Blake just confirm (check the above video at 1:20) that the new Sender will be a mullet bike? Canyon would be the first brand - please correct me if I am wrong - which offers a mullet DH bike to their customers. It will be interesting to see what wheel sizes/wheel size mixes they are going to offer.

Nope, he just confirm what we saw : mullet Sender in test last year (by Troy if I remember well), and Finn and Loïc riding mullet Demo.
Not a word about available mullet bikes for you and me.

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2/18/2020 2:25 PM

Tahnee has been riding her sender as a mullet

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2/18/2020 2:41 PM

CUBE factory team has been testing a prototybe dh bike in San Remo. Looks like carbon already. From Phil Atwiil IG. Photo
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2/19/2020 7:09 AM

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2/19/2020 7:16 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2020 7:17 AM

The article is mentioning a rear pivot. With the world going flex tail (Cannondale being one of them for QUITE a while with Canyon and then Specialized of all brands joining suit) i can not imagine them putting a pivot there.

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2/19/2020 7:25 AM

Primoz wrote:

The article is mentioning a rear pivot. With the world going flex tail (Cannondale being one of them for QUITE a while with Canyon and then Specialized of all brands joining suit) i can not imagine them putting a pivot there.

From the same article "Though Cannondale could just be fooling us and maybe there’s really some kind of advanced carbon pivot-less system underneath?" (Emphasis mine)

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2/19/2020 8:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/19/2020 8:09 AM

That's the point i'm trying to make. The pivot-less system is so advanced, that Cannondale themselves have been using it for like 20 years. A quick google search shows that pre 2008 they used a seatstay pivot (a-la single pivot), but not a BB pivot! The 2008 model appears to have done away with the chainstay pivot as well, with 2012 29er bringing in (not back) the BB pivot. The 2017 (current gen) still has it, but still does not have the pivot at the rear axle.

So, the idea that Cannondale would be adding a pivot to an XC bike after so many years of experience running without pivots, but with flex stays is a bit daft to me. Granted, it could be added for performance reasons, but that's why i mentioned Canyon and Specialized, the holy grail company of chainstay pivots (they did away with it only after the FSR patent expired). And i forgot to mention Scott, who also use a flex rear triangle on their Spark bikes. On aluminium rear ends to boot!

So that's my point, mentioning that a pivot could be hidden in there is either ignorance about XC bikes and Cannondale's Scalpel history (I was racing XC 15 years ago and i still remember the machines i was drooling over) or just a tactic to rouse up comments. TBH i fell for it...

EDIT: interestingly they have a gaping hole in the front triangle and mount the rear triangle from the inside, not the other way like it's usually done on bikes.

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2/19/2020 9:03 AM

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looks like a new fox 40 is coming, arch looks rounded like on those 38 protos plus the whole syndicate team was on white lowers.
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2/19/2020 9:22 AM

New Fox 49
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#goADHV

2/19/2020 11:07 AM

Now also in this forum 😊
Finaly a good pic from that „ GAMUX“ bike

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2/19/2020 11:53 AM

Just a theory here but... I've heard plenty of complaints that the Fox 40 is just too stiff. What if the new 38 enduro fork is a test bed not only for a burlier single crown as well as a slightly more compliant DH fork? The Fox 389?

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2/19/2020 12:34 PM

cock o'clock wrote:

Now also in this forum 😊
Finaly a good pic from that „ GAMUX“ bike

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This is MDE 69 bike.
italian company, made this bike for years. Suspension called I-link

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2/19/2020 12:40 PM

Jergus wrote:

This is MDE 69 bike.
italian company, made this bike for years. Suspension called I-link

Looks like a Turner DHR

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2/19/2020 1:14 PM

38 on the air top cap, new rounded arch shape on Richie’s bike.

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2/19/2020 3:21 PM

Martin_Prophet wrote:

Nice color the bike of Mark , here is another shot of the Sender
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C-LION wrote:



Did Blake just confirm (check the above video at 1:20) that the new Sender will be a mullet bike? Canyon would be the first brand - please correct me if I am wrong - which offers a mullet DH bike to their customers. It will be interesting to see what wheel sizes/wheel size mixes they are going to offer.

The 2003 Big Hit would like a word with you!

The industry has come full circle. Again.

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2/19/2020 8:18 PM

Big Bird wrote:

Just a theory here but... I've heard plenty of complaints that the Fox 40 is just too stiff. What if the new 38 enduro fork is a test bed not only for a burlier single crown as well as a slightly more compliant DH fork? The Fox 389?

Or just maybe a dual crown geared towards All Mountain/Enduro bikes/park bikes

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